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Family Health Care

Family Health Care

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August 1992 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What happens when you include the family in the delivery of primary care? Do patients rehabilitate faster? How are prevention, treatment, and diagnosis affected? In Family Health Care, an interdisciplinary group of scholars addresses these questions and provides insight into the awakening interest in family-oriented care. This timely volume shows how recent changes in family life challenge traditional approaches to family-oriented care, examines models for training physicians to "think family," presents exemplars of family-oriented care, and provides models for intervention in applying family practice. The contributors also furnish an overview of research on family health care and discuss future directions in the methodology of family-oriented health care. Family Health Care is destined to become an indispensable resource for teachers and academics in family medicine and nursing, as well as specialists working in the field including social workers, psychologists, family therapists, and family/health care researchers. "It is a valuable book because it makes both theory and practice very accessible even to the reader who may not previously have considered these issues in any depth." --Health and Social Care "This text is well referenced with a helpful index. It provides a concise overview of relevant family systems theory, methodology, and approaches toward family therapy and research. The dialogue is thought provoking and, at times, controversial. . . . This book contributes importantly to one of the most critical issues in family medicine affecting our conceptual foundation, our self-perception, and our future."

Russell J Sawa
Paradigm Shift
Toward a New Vision of Family Medicine

Edward Shorter
Recent Changes in Family Life and New Challenges in Primary Care
Peter Steinglass
Family Systems Theory and Medical Illness
William J Doherty
Linkages Between Family Theories and Primary Health Care
Ian R McWhinney and Joan Patterson
Family Theory in Family Medicine
Maurine H Venters
Research on Family Health Care
A Methodological Overview

Howard F Stein
An Ethnographic Approach to Family Research in Primary Care
Donald C Ransom
New Directions in the Methodology of Family-Oriented Health Care Research
Walter W Rosser
Comments on Methods
The Family in Primary Care

Diana McLain Smith
Different Portraits of Medical Practice
Model Conflict in Training Physicians to `Think Family'

John C Rogers
Exemplars of Family-Oriented Care - How Do We Know What They Do?
Russell J Sawa
Three Ways of Thinking
Macaran A Baird
Family Medicine
A Time for Clarity

Lorne A Becker
Issues in the Adoption of a Family Approach by Practicing Family Physicians
William R McFarlane
A Potential Model for Intervention in Family Practice

Thomas L Campbell
Family Interventions in Physical Health
Reg L Perkin
The Family in Family Practice
Russell J Sawa
Expanding our Horizons
Visions of the Future


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